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bulkocuber

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How often have you practiced each day on average?
1 hour and a half is probably a good guess of the average time, because there have been days when I could cube for 3 hours (more than 3 hours is too much for me, it would be tiring and would make me feel bad and guilty) and days when I couldn't even touch the cube (mostly because of sChOoL).
I calculated that I've been doing 100 timed 3x3 solves a day on average during the last 6 months, and that's basically it because I rarely do something different than just spamming solves.
 

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CN update:
- white average: 9.8
- yellow average: 10.5 (250 solves)
- green average: 12 (400 solves)
- blue average: 14 (20 solves)

I haven't touched orange or red. My goal is to keep practicing different colours separately until I get them all sub-12, then I'll decide whether to get them sub-11 separately or start doing a CN session.
 

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Today I got a 5.79 full-step with a XXX-Cross (it was something like 5 moves 🤣) followed by triple sexy F2L case, an OLL I don't remember and then H perm with no AUF.

With a 5.79 I couldn't miss the opportunity to break my MO3 PB, so I did it
1. 5.79 L F2 D' F2 U B2 U2 F2 L2 D' L2 B2 U' L' F U' B' R' B L R (not the real scramble because I accidentally did the solve in the green cross session)
2. 9.65 D' R' U' R' D' B2 R2 L U F' R2 D2 R2 U2 B L2 B2 R2 D2 B2
3. 8.98 R U B D' B2 D L2 B' L F R2 D2 F2 U2 F' D2 L2 B' U2 R2 D2
+ Unexpected ao5 PB: 8.60
1. (5.79) L F2 D' F2 U B2 U2 F2 L2 D' L2 B2 U' L' F U' B' R' B L R
2. (9.65) D' R' U' R' D' B2 R2 L U F' R2 D2 R2 U2 B L2 B2 R2 D2 B2
3. 8.98 R U B D' B2 D L2 B' L F R2 D2 F2 U2 F' D2 L2 B' U2 R2 D2
4. 8.39 R' D' B2 U2 L U2 L B2 R U2 R' U2 R2 D' L' U2 F' L2 U L
5. 8.42 R2 D2 L2 F L2 B L2 U2 D L2 B L D F U L F R'
This was all done with white cross because sometimes I just want to enjoy the only cross colour where I can look-ahead well. Now my ao100 PB (white cross) is 9.73

I improved a lot at green a blue crosses:
G: from high 12 (yesterday) to almost sub-12 (12.1 ao50 today)
B: from high 14 to almost sub-14, but I haven't done enough solves to determine my actual average.
 

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Today I got a 5.79 full-step with a XXX-Cross (it was something like 5 moves 🤣) followed by triple sexy F2L case, an OLL I don't remember and then H perm with no AUF.

With a 5.79 I couldn't miss the opportunity to break my MO3 PB, so I did it
1. 5.79 L F2 D' F2 U B2 U2 F2 L2 D' L2 B2 U' L' F U' B' R' B L R (not the real scramble because I accidentally did the solve in the green cross session)
2. 9.65 D' R' U' R' D' B2 R2 L U F' R2 D2 R2 U2 B L2 B2 R2 D2 B2
3. 8.98 R U B D' B2 D L2 B' L F R2 D2 F2 U2 F' D2 L2 B' U2 R2 D2
+ Unexpected ao5 PB: 8.60
1. (5.79) L F2 D' F2 U B2 U2 F2 L2 D' L2 B2 U' L' F U' B' R' B L R
2. (9.65) D' R' U' R' D' B2 R2 L U F' R2 D2 R2 U2 B L2 B2 R2 D2 B2
3. 8.98 R U B D' B2 D L2 B' L F R2 D2 F2 U2 F' D2 L2 B' U2 R2 D2
4. 8.39 R' D' B2 U2 L U2 L B2 R U2 R' U2 R2 D' L' U2 F' L2 U L
5. 8.42 R2 D2 L2 F L2 B L2 U2 D L2 B L D F U L F R'
This was all done with white cross because sometimes I just want to enjoy the only cross colour where I can look-ahead well. Now my ao100 PB (white cross) is 9.73

I improved a lot at green a blue crosses:
G: from high 12 (yesterday) to almost sub-12 (12.1 ao50 today)
B: from high 14 to almost sub-14, but I haven't done enough solves to determine my actual average.
Must... not... feel... jealous.... aaaaaaaaa

In all seriousness, that has to be one of the luckiest scrambles ever, 5 ish move XXX-cross! In FMC, it's good to get to F2L-1 in about 12 moves or less, but you got there in 5.
And then easy recog pair 4, CP skip into AUFless PLL, that's a lot of luck.
And I still haven't gotten a single LL skip ever
 

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Averaging low 11 with green and almost sub-12 with blue. I started doing orange cross but it's a lot more confusing than the other colours, mostly because of the green pieces that distract me, and I average 16-18 with it (after 20 solves).

Yesterday I finally got my first 5x5 and mega (I had been waiting for them since May 15 (ish)). I'm still a noob but I'll learn how to properly solve them.
 

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Averaging low 11 with green and almost sub-12 with blue. I started doing orange cross but it's a lot more confusing than the other colours, mostly because of the green pieces that distract me, and I average 16-18 with it (after 20 solves).

Yesterday I finally got my first 5x5 and mega (I had been waiting for them since May 15 (ish)). I'm still a noob but I'll learn how to properly solve them.
Road to sub 1 Megaminx?
 
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bulkocuber

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I've been doing 3BLD (3BaLD) and I learnt M2 for edges (now I use M2/OP). My first solves were in the 7-9 minutes range but I'm averaging 3 minutes now. Here are my PBs:
Single: 3:04.06
mo3: 4:01.46
ao5: 4:16.11

I also got a 3x3 PB3 which happened to be my full-step PB:
6.17 U2 L F2 D2 F2 R U2 B2 L U2 R2 B U2 B U' R D B'



z2 // inspection
D R2 F2 D' R' // cross
R U R' // 1st pair
U' L U2 L' // 2nd pair
L' U L // 3rd pair
R' U2 R d' R U R' // 4th pair
U' F R' F' R U R U' R' // OLL
U R' U' R U D' R2 U R' U R U' R U' R2 D U2


48STM / 6.17sec =7.78TPS


[view at CubeDB.net]( https://cubedb.net/?puzzle=3&scramb...LL U_R-_U-_R_U_D-_R2_U_R-_U_R_U-_R_U-_R2_D_U2 )
I missed some easy cancellations but I'm ok with the 7.78 TPS.
Then I got my TPS PB: 71 moves in 8.45 giving me 8.40 TPS. Unfortunately I don't remember the reconstruction anymore.
 

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I'm still grinding 3BLD 😃
I got a 2:34.75 [1:30.13] PB single on a pretty lucky scramble but as soon as I started the solve, my grandma turned on the TV and background noises made it more difficult to focus. It's still a good solve. The next scramble was crazy, here is it:
R2 L' F' B' D' F' L' B D' L U2 R' B2 L B2 R U2 B2 D2 Fw Uw2
My memo was sub-50 and my execution was around 1:05. However, I messed up a set up move during corners and I DNFed the solve 😥.

I have also a new PB mean: 2:52.16
(If my next solve is a success I'll probably get a PB ao5, hopefully sub-3)

I'm sub-3 and my splits are approximately 1:30/1:20. There's room for improvement, especially in corner memo, because I don't have a letter pair list yet.
At the moment I'm using M2/OP but I'll soon start learning 3-style corners (I won't rush it, I'll just learn some commutators every day and by the time I'll be very very good at OP corners, I'll know 3-style corners.
 

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(If my next solve is a success I'll probably get a PB ao5, hopefully sub-3)
I got a 2:09 and the PB ao5, but I kept rolling it and ~10 solves after that I got a 2:33.88 MO3 and ao5 PB (both have the same time LoL)

here is it:
1. 2:32.25=1:11.56+1:20.68 D' B D2 L' B2 D' R' F2 D' B2 L2 F2 B2 D' R2 L2 B2 L2 D' F' D2 Fw Uw
2. 2:27.52=1:12.95+1:14.57 L F2 D' B2 L2 R2 U' L2 U F2 D2 B' D' U B2 R2 F L' R2 B' Rw2 Uw2
3. 2:41.87=59.42+1:42.45 L2 D' B2 R2 U2 F2 D' R2 F2 D' R' B' L R2 D L' B' L U2 L2 Rw2 Uw'
4. (3:25.18=1:35.58+1:49.60) L2 F' D R2 D L U L' B2 R' D2 R' D2 F2 D2 B2 R D F Uw2
5. (2:00.15=1:00.05+1:00.10) L' B2 U F2 U2 F2 R2 B2 U F2 D2 U L D2 U' B U' B2 D F2 Fw Uw'


Solve 5 is now my PB single and it is the saddest solve ever with a time of 2:00, memo in 1:00 and exec in 1:00
 

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I've been on vacation for 2 weeks and I couldn't do 3BLD because of the lack of time and ideal conditions (silence). Therefore I've been doing random 3x3 solves as that was the only thing I could do.
These are my PBs with white cross (the single is 5.43 but it's in a different session):
IMG_20220801_171245.jpg
However, I said that I wanted to be CN and I've not been doing it as much as I should have done. So I'll start to practice it more seriously.
Here's what I hope to do: I'll start grinding yellow cross until I'm dual CN (or very close to it), then I'll do the same with green and blue. i don't want to be CN and always do CN solves like almost every other CN cuber: I want to be dual CN but at the same time be able to get the same times with the other cross colours (at least when the scramble is easy) so that I can have great look ahead, piece familiarity and I can take advantage of easy crosses. This is what Tymon does and I believe it's the best type of CN. (No other cuber come to my mind but there are definitely more people that do this).
I'll do a CN average of 100 every week to track my progress.

The PBs I showed you were from the first days of this vacation but I somehow got worst and I'm not even sub-10 sometimes. It's weird but probably it's just because I've been cubing in the bus and it's not very comfortable.

Here's my first ever CN ao100:
ao100: 13.89
13.06, 14.54, 13.00, 15.04, 14.60, 10.28, 14.17, 13.35, 15.16, 16.01, 16.55, 12.38, 13.87, 12.90, 14.78, 17.72, 13.03, 14.40, 12.37, 11.21, 13.16, 13.97, 11.12, 15.74, 11.91, 17.73, 14.35, 14.36, 15.37, 11.94, 16.65, 15.88, 12.16, 13.05, 12.19, 10.22, 11.92, (8.86), 12.88, 14.91, 15.09, 12.97, 12.95, 13.42, 12.35, 12.75, 12.60, 15.87, 13.48, 14.67, 14.67, 18.24, (9.51), 12.23, 11.36, 13.32, 12.76, 15.03, (9.98), (19.07), 10.27, 11.59, 17.94, 13.33, 14.73, 10.55, 18.25, 15.67, 12.26, 11.31, 18.17, 14.18, 10.81, (19.99), 11.48, 14.95, 13.97, 13.97, 13.71, 12.20, 15.99, 15.52, 14.17, (19.96), 14.35, (10.10), 14.57, 17.59, 12.04, (10.11), (18.88), (18.68), 17.28, 12.86, 14.36, 13.72, 13.72, 13.15, 16.34, 13.09

This average was really bad, I was hoping to get a sub-13 average since the first ao50 was close to that, but the final ao25 was full of bad solves. I'll definitely beat that next week.
 

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I've been on vacation for 2 weeks and I couldn't do 3BLD because of the lack of time and ideal conditions (silence). Therefore I've been doing random 3x3 solves as that was the only thing I could do.
These are my PBs with white cross (the single is 5.43 but it's in a different session):
View attachment 20196
However, I said that I wanted to be CN and I've not been doing it as much as I should have done. So I'll start to practice it more seriously.
Here's what I hope to do: I'll start grinding yellow cross until I'm dual CN (or very close to it), then I'll do the same with green and blue. i don't want to be CN and always do CN solves like almost every other CN cuber: I want to be dual CN but at the same time be able to get the same times with the other cross colours (at least when the scramble is easy) so that I can have great look ahead, piece familiarity and I can take advantage of easy crosses. This is what Tymon does and I believe it's the best type of CN. (No other cuber come to my mind but there are definitely more people that do this).
I'll do a CN average of 100 every week to track my progress.

The PBs I showed you were from the first days of this vacation but I somehow got worst and I'm not even sub-10 sometimes. It's weird but probably it's just because I've been cubing in the bus and it's not very comfortable.

Here's my first ever CN ao100:
ao100: 13.89
13.06, 14.54, 13.00, 15.04, 14.60, 10.28, 14.17, 13.35, 15.16, 16.01, 16.55, 12.38, 13.87, 12.90, 14.78, 17.72, 13.03, 14.40, 12.37, 11.21, 13.16, 13.97, 11.12, 15.74, 11.91, 17.73, 14.35, 14.36, 15.37, 11.94, 16.65, 15.88, 12.16, 13.05, 12.19, 10.22, 11.92, (8.86), 12.88, 14.91, 15.09, 12.97, 12.95, 13.42, 12.35, 12.75, 12.60, 15.87, 13.48, 14.67, 14.67, 18.24, (9.51), 12.23, 11.36, 13.32, 12.76, 15.03, (9.98), (19.07), 10.27, 11.59, 17.94, 13.33, 14.73, 10.55, 18.25, 15.67, 12.26, 11.31, 18.17, 14.18, 10.81, (19.99), 11.48, 14.95, 13.97, 13.97, 13.71, 12.20, 15.99, 15.52, 14.17, (19.96), 14.35, (10.10), 14.57, 17.59, 12.04, (10.11), (18.88), (18.68), 17.28, 12.86, 14.36, 13.72, 13.72, 13.15, 16.34, 13.09

This average was really bad, I was hoping to get a sub-13 average since the first ao50 was close to that, but the final ao25 was full of bad solves. I'll definitely beat that next week.
I'm pretty surprised that ur not dual CN already, its really easy since you need the same F2L pieces, all that's different is the LL colour
 
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